all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Lampshade(s)

Thanks to a friend who suggested that i should watched the BBC Get Creative series, i have made the first of a few lampshades. In the programme they appliqued and … Continue reading

March 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Re-fashioning with embroidery

All very trendy! But what else is there to do? After a year of being at home, mainly on my own, i think i am doing incredibly well dreaming up … Continue reading

March 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

Machine Embroidery

Whilst i have previously used some of my machine’s decorative stitches, i haven’t set out to use machine embroidery ‘in anger’ before. I haven’t intended to say ‘Hey, look at … Continue reading

January 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Embroidery – new skill

The idea to do some embroidery came about when i stumbled upon an online craft fair one day. It was in Yorkshire; probably 150 miles from home, and yet i … Continue reading

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Three methods of hemming

Just a short post. I wasn’t going to blog the white Sakura top at all, but then i noticed that i had hung three garments on the line to dry, … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Top Knot Romper XXXXX

This looks like a really good ‘value for money’ pattern. That’s why I have given it 5 stars. I bought it earlier this year, and used it in the spring … Continue reading

December 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lunch Box Tee

Littl’un is outgrowing some of the original set of patterns that i bought, including the School Bus Tee from Oliver and S. So i decided that she needed something more … Continue reading

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ikatee Sakura

I’ve not tried Ikatee before – ‘French sewing patterns for kids’. I suppose i had a few objectives: Find a pattern that would enable me to use up some left … Continue reading

November 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

A second Halifax Hoodie

Whilst i have recently blogged about multiple uses of patterns, i have a number of patterns that haven’t had as much use as i expected. If a pattern is only … Continue reading

November 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

A coat with provenance

Buying at source is such a trendy thing to do, but CAN COST A LOT OF MONEY. Finally, i have a coat made from Trefriw Woollen Mill tweed. It’s highly … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment